Connecticut August 10, 2017
This Absolutely Gorgeous Connecticut Town Is Like Walking Through A Time Capsule
Evidence of Old Wethersfield’s long history covers the historic district so thoroughly, it’s easy to forget we’re almost two decades into the 21st Century. It was settled in 1634, making it arguably the oldest town in Connecticut.
Built in 1764 as the local meetinghouse, the First Church of Christ was built to rival Boston's Old North Church. According to a plaque at the entrance, George Washington attended church here on May 20, 1781.
Find graves dating back to 1635 in the graveyard behind the church.
Author Elizabeth George Speare says the Buttolph-Williams house inspired the setting for the young adult novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Wethersfield Historical Society puts on events throughout the year to bring the town's history to life.
The seed trade played a crucial role in the town's early economic history.
A short stroll down Main Street leads to Wethersfield Cove, once central to the shipbuilding industry that flourished in Wethersfield.
Many of the centuries-old buildings along Main Street are now occupied by thriving businesses that keep Old Wethersfield's mercantile spirit alive.
Before you leave, pick up plants, seeds, produce, or a treat from the Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre. Their menu features creative sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and more.
Brick houses like this one signify Old Wethersfield's early economic prosperity, which stemmed mostly from the shipbuilding and seed trades.
The colonial revival gardens behind the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum are a delightful escape into a different time.
Have you visited this blast from the past? It’s absolutely charming!